Monday, June 3, 2013

Sew Crochet Monday

Happy June everyone!

My blog sees that you have returned for some more fantastic Sew Crochet! Here is another quick project that I did sometime in the beginning of May.

Quick Project: Custom Travel Pillow with straps for tying to luggage.
Fabric: Pink Flannel Girl Missionary Print
Pattern: My own Creation
Store: Deseret Book - Mormon Handicraft
Made for: My sister whom is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka Mormon).
Started and Finished within a couple days at the beginning of May (this includes washing the material first).

She has been on her mission for  nearly 18 months - she's coming home within the next few weeks. So excited to see her again! We (as a family) got to talk with her each Christmas for the past 2 Christmas's and our mom also got to talk with her on each Mother's Day that she has been gone. Otherwise correspondence has been via email and mail. I wanted to send her something missionary related that she could use in her travels and I thought, "I would be really tired, a pillow would be nice...." and that's just what I did. I found some cute fabric that matched what she has been up to, already had stuffing and thread on hand so I bought 1/2 yard of fabric. I still have a piece that is 14.5" long x 18 3/4 wide. I'll bet I used a good fat quarter to make the pillow....  I didn't measure it before I stuffed it. It has 1 seam that runs along 1 long end and the 2 short ends - in the middle I sewed the straps to the inside of the pillow. I did a straight stitch with a zigzag stitch on either side for an extra strong seam. I used my old simple machine to make it.

The great thing about the design is that you can wrap it around the back of your neck in a U-shape, or you can cuddle it to the side or partial on the side and behind your head - it's totally up to you!